Designing a new product from R&D to reality is an exciting prospect for all original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Implementation of a New Product Introduction (NPI) process is the key to ensuring a smooth transition from the initial design through final manufacture. And the success of your NPI process is primarily based on the rigorous preparation work done by your EMS partner right from the start.
So, what should you expect of your contract manufacturer in electronics (CM) throughout this essential stage?
Your CM partner should provide you with complete transparency in his management of this complex process as well as demonstrate the quality controls in place.
Your CM's engineering team, for example, will be responsible for checking the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) panelization, setting up the programmes for pick and place and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) machines. Then all the materials for the job will need to be prepared for assembly.
Finally, testing your NPI build in small batches can be priceless in ensuring that any errors are identified and suppressed right from the beginning to avoid any time-consuming and costly rework further down the line.
In the end, the quality and robustness of the NPI process built by your EMS supplier will make a decisive contribution to your success, from the planning stages to the final delivery of your new product. That's what M2S Electronics does from 1981.